Pale Dog Gums What To Do

Lift your dog's lips to inspect the gums. Pink is healthy. Pale, white or blue is abnormal.

Check The Gums

Pale gums often indicate an emergency. Contact your vet right away if you notice this.

Call The Vet  

Anemia, blood loss, circulatory system issues, bloat, poisoning, cancer or shock.

Potential Causes

The vet will run tests to determine the cause. Treatment depends on the diagnosis.

At The Vet's Office

Try giving water to hydrate. Use honey or maple syrup to boost blood sugar.

Home Care Tips   

Feed a nutritious diet. Control parasites. Avoid toxins. Perform regular vet checkups.  


Blue means oxygen issues. Bright red could indicate infection or inflammation.

Other Gum Colors  

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